Rhys Muldoon’s credits cover wide-ranging experience in film, television, theatre, comedy and radio. He is currently in the process of adding author and playwright to this list. Both programs and performances have been the recipient many awards, including AFI’s, IF awards, an Oscar Nominations, a BAFTA nomination, Logies, Helpmann Awards and a Green Room Award.
Rhys’ extensive television performances include roles in the acclaimed and awarded television productions GRASS ROOTSas the MBA adorned General Manager, Bogle and Chandlerin the role of Dr Bogle, Bastard Boysas QC Julian Burnside. As well as roles in Aussie favourites such as Secret Life of Us, Mcleod’s daughters, blue heelers, FARSCAPE andbig sky. He has also made regular appearances as himself in regular guest roles on Good News Week, the Glasshouse, the FAT and as Belvoir St Celebrity Theatresports Champion with team-mate Adam Spencer.
Film roles include the Oscar Nominated film The Saviour, Valentine’s Day in the title role of Ben Valentine, and Jimeon’s THE EXTRA.
Recent theatre roles include STUFF HAPPENS as Prime Minister Tony Blair, DON’S PARTY, Noel Coward’s DESIGN FOR LIVING as well as his Green Room Award role in DECADENCE.
Rhys’ radio credits include regular appearances on MMM, most recently with Will and Lemo. On JJJ where he wrote and regularly presented the popular segment GAY SCHOOL as well as hosting programs on ABC local and national radio, where a recent co-host included Kevin Rudd.
Rhys’ pursuits and passions are broad. As a ridiculously passionate AFL supporter Rhys regularly hosts innumerable corporate, player, fundraiser and supporter functions. He also writes and presents the occasional AFL commentary. Though loyal to his code, he has also been known to assume the role of Hottie Van Der Straaten, former South African Rugby Union national for events.
His passion for crime writing, particularly Australian true crime, led to his appointment as a judge on the annual Ned Kelly Awards where he also participates in their annual crime-themed debates.
His enthusiasm for Poker led to his participation in the FOX celebrity Poker challenge, where despite getting the opportunity to play with some of the best in the Biz, on the show he went all in on a pair of two’s and was beaten by Sally from the Weather channel.
His longstanding host role in PLAYSCHOOL, as well as in other children’s classic programs, such as the Sarge in Tim Winton’s classic LOCKIE LEONARD have led to his involvement in various children’s events, activities and fundraisers.
Rhys has MC’d, hosted and performed at countless events, including key note speaker at the Sydney Swans 25th Anniversary Dinner, Sydney University’s annual Blue and Gold debates, St Kilda Football Club President’s Dinner, Premier of NSW Annual Concert, Conference of Local Councils Qld, The Law Society Qld, Nickelodean’s Big Top, Carols by Candlelight (ACT), and many, many more.
He covered the 2010 federal election for the SMH, regularly appears on Sky News Contrarians, ABC’s The Drum and is a self-confessed politics tragic. He writes a regular column for Inside Football (AFL).
He lives in a fortified compound somewhere outside a capital city.